TAUNTON, MA: Mechanics Cooperative Bank employees pooled together their ideas this month in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Research and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Mechanics Cooperative Bank employees designed and sold pink t-shirts featuring the breast cancer awareness ribbon as well as the Mechanics Cooperative Bank logo. Employees had the option of purchasing the shirt for $20 and wearing it every Thursday throughout the month in direct support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. As a result, Mechanics Cooperative Bank will be sending a donation of $1,600 to Dana Farber!

These dress down days also received a lot of support from our generous and caring customers. In addition to the donations made by the employees, donation canisters were placed in each branch for customers to contribute as well. Deborah A. Grimes, Executive Vice President of Mechanics Cooperative Bank said “how impressed I was to see our employees come together and not only design the t-shirt, but reach out and get others employees involved. The support and dedication our employees have to community service, volunteering, and others, is truly remarkable! We all know someone who has been affected by cancer and it was great to see all the support for such a great cause”

This isn’t the first time employees have taken the reigns and gotten together to raise funds for a charity of their choosing. Every year, the lending department holds a series of dress down days to benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. In previous years, during the holiday season, employees have hosted a series of dress down day’s internal employee contests to benefit local food pantries. These donations are in addition to the Mechanics Cooperative Bank Charitable Giving Program, which donates 10% of Annual Net Income to local non-profits.

About Dana Farber: Since it was found in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute of Boston has committed to providing the best treatment available today to adults and children with cancer. While they remain on the cutting edge, they are constantly developing the cures of tomorrow through cutting edge research and modern medicine. For more details on how you can help out, visitwww.dana-farber.org.

With total assets of $450 million, Mechanics Cooperative Bank offers a wide variety of personal and business deposit and loan products. Established in 1877, Mechanics Cooperative Bank is Massachusetts’ second-oldest co-operative bank with eight conveniently located branches in Bridgewater, Taunton, North Dighton, Somerset, Swansea, Fall River and Westport. For more information, call 1-888-MECHANICS (632-4264) or visit www.Mechanics-Coop.com. Member FDIC.  Member SIF.  Equal Housing Lender.


Photo Caption: Mechanics Cooperative Bank employees present a check to be donated to Dana Farber.
From left to right: Denise Sherman, Ana Mello, Tasha Perry, Kristen Dussault,
Jorgelina Morreira, Claire Rabbitt, Vania Dunne, Joshua Narciso